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Qualcomm 205: 4G tech for entry-level feature phones

Qualcomm 205 is a new mobile platform that delivers 4G tech to entry-level feature phones
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Mar 20, 2017 7:00 am

Qualcomm recently announced a major strategy shift with its Snapdragon branding, and we're seeing the first results of those big changes with the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform.

 

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The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed to deliver 4G connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones, yeah - not smartphones, but the more basic handsets. The new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is powered by the Qualcomm 205 (which you'll now notice it's not Snapdragon, but Qualcomm 205) - featuring 4G baseband, RF front end, Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software - all inside of the one chip.

 

Qualcomm's new processor will provide 4G and other advanced features to emerging markets like India and Southeast Asia - providing 4G technologies and more to small businesses, meaning they can offer tech-based financial transactions in-store. It's something we take for granted, but in emerging markets, Qualcomm can rapidly change the everyday things in India and Asia - thanks to the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform and its entry-level feature phone market.

 

It'll also let users in those emerging markets step up into the on-demand video/music markets - as they'll eventually have the 4G speeds to make use of these platforms.

 

Qualcomm 205 SoC Features/Tech Specs:

 

  • LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload
  • Support for 4G, 3G and 2G networks
  • Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio
  • Dual Core CPU at 1.1GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • 3 megapixel rear camera/3MP selfie camera
  • VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second
  • HD Video streaming
  • Support for Linux based OS
  • Support for dual SIMs
  • Pin-compatible with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210/212

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